In addition to protein, meats provide us with several of the vitamins in the vitamin B group: thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine. A definition current in Joseph Smith’s day was “plants of which the leaves or stem and leaves, are used for food or medicine, or in some way for their scent or flavor.”1 In one sense, at least, herbs are simply edible plants. People who need to cut down their total calories may need to cut down on the total amount of fat in their diet. Yet they draw members, particularly men, away from their families to parties which certainly offend the principle. The fact that the Word of Wisdom is a commandment is the reason we should obey it. Seek worthy companions. While the Word of Wisdom requires strict obedience, in return it promises health, great treasures of knowledge, and that redemption bought for us by the Lamb of God, who was slain that we might be redeemed. Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings. What then are the consequences of our nutritional patterns? 1977, 46. It’s well known that tea, coffee, liquor, and tobacco are against it. 7–8, 20; Robert S. Goodhart and Maurice E. Shils, eds., Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease (Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1973), p. 298. The cure? Although the body does not absorb iron from plants as efficiently as iron from meat, many of us could increase our iron intake by eating many of those same dark green, leafy vegetables. … ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover” (Ex. There Is A 4th Diagonal Rectangle/Box Behind The Top Two Boxes And Overlapping The Lower Third Box. “Know ye not,” Paul wrote, “that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you … ?” (1 Cor. Guard [it] and protect it. Let’s see what the Word of Wisdom tells us about vegetables, fruits, meats, and grains, as well as the promises associated with these practices. That word principle in the revelation is a very important one. 4:6). Thus, someone could cut down on meat and milk by increasing consumption of beans, nuts, and cereal products. Along the frontiers, people relied heavily on meat as a staple in their diet because it was available and even plentiful, while crops might be scanty and uncertain. People sometimes followed harmful dietary extremes because they had no accurate idea what they should eat. If you learn how it works, it will warn you of the presence of unseen crocodiles and mines, and you can avoid trouble. The Word of Wisdom is a token upon our houses and when the Lord sees that we follow it we will receive the blessings of health, wisdom, knowledge, and protection from destroying plagues He has promised. Table 1 shows the fat and cholesterol content of some foods, but individual recommendations for intake vary. When you were confirmed a member of the Church, you had conferred upon you the gift of the Holy Ghost. Recently an association has been identified between herbal teas and cancer of the esophagus, but further research is needed.3 In Utah, in the summer of 1976, three deaths were attributed to the overuse of herbs.4 When dealing with severe or chronic illnesses, be especially wary of herbal treatments or remedies that have not been proven effective through scientific studies. W is 23rd, I is 9th, S is 19th, D is … One is the health code that is enforced upon members of the contemporary Mormon Church. During starvation, he has so little energy that he simply cannot “run and not be weary.” Mental outlook also changes; the overriding compulsion is to find food, not “wisdom and great treasures of knowledge.”, Second, a pregnant mother’s severe malnutrition or severely inadequate nourishment during a baby’s first few months of life can slow or stunt the child’s mental development. How we love them. In fact, the body may not be able to use any nutrient normally if it comes in too large a dose. Word of Wisdom by Josehp Lynn Lyon The Word of Wisdom is the common title for a revelation that counsels Latter-day Saints on maintaining good health and is published as Doctrine and Covenants: section 89. A resistance to anything that limits one’s conduct has almost taken over society. Cantaloupes, papaya, yams, carrots, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, chard—all of these are rich in vitamin A. They teach that the good things of the earth “are made for the benefit and the use of man, … Yea,” the Lord said, “for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul, … to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion” (D&C 59:18–20). This gift describes someone who can understand and speak forth biblical truth in such a way as to skillfully apply it to life situations with all discernment. What nutrients do these foods provide? This cool graphic tee features famous phrases like "Do or do not. Neighborhoods and schools, which once were safe, are no longer secure. While the revelation came first as a “greeting; not by commandment or constraint” (D&C 89:2), when members of the Church had had time to be taught the import of the revelation, succeeding Presidents of the Church declared it to be a commandment. Each grain provides a slightly different combination of nutrients (see Table 3), but they are similar enough that we can group them together to include them regularly in our diet. One problem is that too much whole grain can irritate the intestinal tract and cause discomfort and diarrhea in some individuals. The second general area for positive action deals with animals and meat: “Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; “And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.” (D&C 89:12–13.). You can be sealed together for time and for all eternity in a marriage covenant and express that love freely, which has as its consummate purpose the begetting of life, of children, of family, of happiness. Meat was especially important in wintertime when other foods were less plentiful and when the cold weather helped preserve meat. Have you ever heard comments like: “Eat your peas now, then you can have dessert” or “You can go out and play after you finish your carrots.” Somehow statements like these associate vegetables with punishments, not with pleasure! The Word of Wisdom is “adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints” (D&C 89:3). Meats also contribute to a full feeling after a meal, because they contain some fat, which stays in our stomach longer than the other nutrients. Even though young life is always filled with uncertainties, young people, do not fear the future! Fruits and vegetables are to be used with thanksgiving—in other words, for our enjoyment! We are told in Doctrine and Covenants 89:12–13 [D&C 89:12–13] that the use of meats is more appropriate during times of winter, cold, or famine. In addition, fruits and vegetables supply some iron, calcium, and trace minerals, as well as small amounts of other vitamins. Dried peas and beans such as pigeon peas, navy beans, and soybeans contain moderate to high quality protein as well as some iron, so these may be used as meat alternates. Science continues to verify how wise we are to avoid these substances. We know that young people generally don’t like restrictions. 9, 23, 85, 97, 108–9, 120. Julia F. Morton, “Plants Associated with Esophageal Cancer Cases in Curacao,” Cancer Research 28 (1968):2268. All of us probably know someone who never eats vegetables and yet is energetic, vivacious, and successful. Several years ago in Africa I learned how dangerously invisible crocodiles can be. I bear witness that this revelation is a powerful protection to all members of the Church, particularly to you, the youth of the Church, as you face a life full of so many troubles and danger and uncertainties. Severe protein-calorie malnutrition still occurs in many areas where children are weaned from mother’s milk to grain products. The "Word Of Wisdom" is a marvelous revelation from the Lord to instruct us how to best take care of our physical bodies. The "Word of Wisdom" is the common name of an 1833 section of the Doctrine and Covenants, a book considered by many churches within the Latter Day Saint movement to consist of revelations from God. But there is spiritual death which you need not suffer. He developed scurvy!5. Sometimes, because the effects of our eating habits are not immediately apparent, we wonder if what we eat really does make any difference. Lest someone become extreme, we are told in another revelation that “whoso forbiddeth to [eat meat] is not ordained of God” (D&C 49:18).1. I love these kinds of quotes… so much that I’ve made a hobby out of collecting them over the years. 2) A Word of Wisdom may reveal what is going to happen in the future so that God’s people can act accordingly. The first driver came down slowly, hugging the wall of the cliff. And it is to you, our youth, that I speak. 5:7). 12:7, 12–14). The Pharaoh agreed each time to free the Israelites, but each time he reneged on his promise. Vitamin A deficiency is a worldwide problem. To understand it, we must turn to the time of Moses. Another problem occurs when babies are given ground whole-wheat cereal as one of their first solid foods. It carries the mark of the wisdom of God! A principle is an enduring truth, a law, a rule you can adopt to guide you in making decisions. Generally principles are not spelled out in detail. Young people, attend your meetings and partake of the sacrament. The Lord will be with you; you will be guided. Thus, the Word of Wisdom was an island of truth in a sea of uncertainty. These marvelous young people in this choir are typical of the young people that we meet all over the Church. The second driver demonstrated great talent and ability. However, grain protein contributes to the day’s total, especially when eaten with meat or meat alternates. But if we focus only on the nutritional and medicinal values of fruits, herbs, and vegetables we miss an important point. The irony is that the blindness from vitamin A deficiency is totally preventable by eating the leafy greens rich in this nutrient that grow in every region of the world. He was slain without breaking his bones, even though the soldiers were sent to do it. Protein in the diet also influences calcium retention. The king was very thoughtful, then wisely chose the first man to drive his coach. The Lord instructs us to use these foods “in the season thereof,” when they are at their peak nutritionally and in flavor, texture, and color. Sometimes we focus on the phrase “wheat for man” without realizing that the Lord twice describes “all grain” as for our use. You will be guided and warned and taught and blessed. Elder Bruce R. McConkie has stated that “the Word of Wisdom is not the gospel, and the gospel is not the Word of Wisdom.”10 Extremism in “obeying” the Word of Wisdom, like extremism in any aspect of the gospel, can distort our perspective and lead us away from our goal of eternal salvation. Another scripture counsels, “Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; … cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated” (D&C 88:124). I remember a blessing I received when I was serving in the military. The Word of Wisdom counsels us to choose our diets with care. The Wording "Words Of Wisdom" Are Centered At The Bottom Of The Mark Under The" W.O.W" Box. Harold H. Sandstead, James P. Carter, and William J. Darby, “How to Diagnose Nutritional Deficiencies,” Nutrition Today, Nutrition Today Teaching Aid Number 8, Washington, D.C., 1969, p. 3. The other is the revelation Joseph Smith recorded in 1833. When the Word of Wisdom was first revealed members struggled with the don'ts. Those who eat one type of food exclusively deprive themselves not only of needed nutrients but of pleasure and appreciation for the Lord’s abundance. The Israelites had been enslaved for 400 years. I then warned our youth about unseen spiritual crocodiles lying in wait to destroy them. See more ideas about activity days, activity day girls, word of wisdom lds. Young people, go forward with faith. We’re not certain. Some individuals rely heavily on so-called “super foods,” which they believe will supply all needed nutrients. The general nutritional composition of eggs is enough like meat that they are considered a “meat alternate.” Milk and cheeses are also high in protein, but contain calcium instead of iron. Like all the doctrines of the gospel, the end purpose of the doctrine of the Word of Wisdom is our happiness. I doubt that Jose, since “-dom” is an ending indicating a state of “-ness” in many contexts, but I do like the word-play – Ord, Word in German preceeded by W for Wise making “the Word” and “the Way” very close. And it was accepted by the Church as such. Learn to “listen” to your feelings. Keep the Word of Wisdom. Herbs also add variety to our meals through spices such as onions, garlic, peppers, sage, parsley, bay leaves, etc. Some people enjoy herbal teas, but even these should not replace more nutritious drinks in the diet. Believe it or not, we were young once and we remember. It is based on powerful gospel … Young people, you must understand that there is something of colossal importance to justify the restrictions imposed by the Word of Wisdom! The context for verse 18 is verse 19: “For, behold, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air … [are] ordained for the use of man for food.” Section 49 was specifically directed to members of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing (the Shakers) to correct some of their erroneous doctrines. The word of knowledge – Also a speaking gift that involves understanding truth with an insight that only comes by … Report of the 166th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises, “If Thou Wilt Enter into Life, Keep the Commandments”, What I Want My Son to Know before He Leaves on His Mission, Remember How Thou Hast Received and Heard, Twelve Seventies Sustained in New Callings, New Church Headquarters Meeting Hall Announced, President Hinckley Maintains Busy Schedule, Church Officials Visit U.S. Vice President, Missionary Open Houses Share Gospel Message, “The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises,” Ensign, May 1996, 17, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. However, we are admonished to use meat sparingly. Always tell your physician if you are taking any herbal teas and know what the tea contains if possible. No one will be called to teach or to lead unless they accept them. Nothing is more precious than our children, our youth. Large dosages of vitamin C have been associated with kidney stones and even with miscarriage. Tell your nonmember friends about the Word of Wisdom and urge them to live it. But there are other, less obvious, dangers. The same dictionary cites an 1833 usage of “fruits” as “vegetable products in general which are fit to be used by men and animals.” We usually group fruits and vegetables together because their nutritive value is similar. The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings. Naturally what does the body do when it comes into contact with Word of Wisdom violations? A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch, Part 11, Saints Express Concern for Others during Harsh Winter, Ricks College Offers Technical Career Programs, “The Do’s in the Word of Wisdom,” Ensign, Apr. “And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—, “Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.” (D&C 89:10–11.). Protein not needed for building or repairing body tissue is broken down; part of the molecule is used for energy or stored as fat while the other part of the molecule is excreted as waste in urine. You’ll be led by the Spirit as was Nephi, “not knowing beforehand the things which [he] should do” (1 Ne. Meats are also sources of fat, primarily saturated fat, and cholesterol. That word principle in the revelation is a very important one. If you do not, you cannot go to the house of the Lord until you are fully worthy. 4:1–3.). A physician wrote from California in 1854 that the worst enemy of early settlers was not weather, hardships of travel, or hostile Indians—but scurvy, a disease for which the cure had been known for one hundred years! 12:3, 5, 46; see also John 19:33). However, even if people don’t use citrus fruits or vitamin C fortified drinks, other fruits and vegetables may provide enough. Wise Words That Still Ring True. … Neither shall ye break a bone thereof” (Ex. And I promise you that the way will be easier and you shall have a composure of mind and a confident attitude toward life and the future. A Word of Wisdom is a revelation relating to what will happen. With our increased knowledge, we can extend the “season” to last throughout the entire year by canning, drying, freezing, and cold temperature storage, as well as pickling, salting, and preserving. One caution: prolonged, high heat destroys vitamin C, so it’s best to cook vegetables at a moderate temperature for a short time. Some researchers believe that a diet high in meat is linked with a higher incidence of colon cancer and diverticular disease. It is the total combination of foods that we eat that is important—and a good combination is the Word of Wisdom’s recommended list: grains, vegetables and fruits, and meat sparingly. In some cultures, native drinks are claimed to be harmless because they are not specifically mentioned in the revelation. However, these relationships have only been observed as statistical correlations; cause and effect connections have not yet been proved. When meat makes up the main part of our food intake, we crowd out other foods and, consequently, their nutrients. See more. But no food so far known, not even mother’s milk, adequately supplies all of the nutrients we need! Speaking again of those who keep and do and obey these commandments, the Lord said, “I … give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them” (D&C 89:21). 8 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1963), pp. See more ideas about fhe, activity day girls, fhe lessons. … You should cherish this as a great heritage. Those who obey it are promised that they “shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures” (D&C 89:19). Obedience to counsel will keep you on the safe side of life. You shall be warned of dangers and shall be guided through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. Grains contain less protein than most of these other foods; it’s also of poorer quality. It contains good quality protein and iron. The law of sacrifice was fulfilled with the Crucifixion. This caution is certainly understandable considering how heavily nineteenth-century Americans relied on meat when the Word of Wisdom was given. According to Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith: He called forth plagues upon Egypt. This framework can help us understand why a WFPB diet (and all other human-created diets) are not the Word of Wisdom itself. The Word of Wisdom was “given for a principle with promise” (D&C 89:3). Two Words of Wisdom. 22, 24, 30, 34, 51, 55, 123, 186. There’s a final promise in the revelation. Nonetheless, grains do add significant protein, as well as thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and iron, although the iron in grains is not as readily absorbed as the iron in meat. They were to prepare the lamb as a feast and “take of the blood, and strike it on the … door post of the houses. The Word of Wisdom put restrictions on members of the Church. Deuteronomy 4:6 - So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely … How grateful we are for you, our youth. The "Word of Wisdom" is the common name of a section of the Doctrine and Covenants, a book considered by many churches within the Latter Day Saint movement to consist of revelations from God. Lora Beth Larson, an instructor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Brigham Young University, is a writer on the Church’s Instructional Development Committee. But after this catalogue of potential problems, let me quickly add that grains and grain products are some of the best buys available, in addition to their great nutritional value. He ordered each of them to drive his coach down a steep, winding road cut into a high cliff. In Utah, where per capita beef consumption is slightly higher than the national average, the incidence of cancer of the colon still is less than the incidence among Seventh Day Adventists, even though many of the latter group practice a vegetarian diet.7 Thus, the relationship between a high meat diet and cancer needs further investigation. Of course, any kind of processing, including cooking, causes an initial decline in nutritional value of about 20 percent, although this amount varies some depending on the nutrient and cooking conditions. Eating potatoes and other vegetables and citrus fruits, almost all of these being sources of at least some vitamin C! 3) A Word of Wisdom may reveal an action that must be to taken because of an event yet to happen. Generally principles are not spelled out in detail. He disliked onions and other vegetables, thought potatoes were “fattening,” and was not interested in fruit. The Lord instituted the sacrament in its place. The National Research Council estimates individuals need .8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.8 Thus a 70 kilogram man (150 pounds) needs approximately 54 grams of protein daily. Authorities, acting on their best knowledge, tragically banned the sale of fruit, and proclaimed salads and uncooked vegetables as dangerous. Christ was “the Lamb of God” (John 1:29, 36), the firstborn, male, without blemish. Citrus fruits are the best sources of vitamin C, but potatoes, tomatoes, and some other vegetables are also good sources. Your young dreams can be realized. Since grain has less protein—and it’s lower quality than the protein in meat, eggs, milk, cheese, dried beans, and dried peas—we get the most out of grain if we combine it with high-quality protein. A principle is an enduring truth, a law, a rule you can adopt to guide you in making decisions. To this day those regulations apply to every member and to everyone who seeks to join the Church. Without question, the Word of Wisdom is one of the commandments which we most need to obey in these days, due to the great quantity of stimulants and drugs that have weakened the lives of those individuals who ignore the marvelous promises that the Lord has made to men if they will avoid using these harmful substances. 11:1, 5). If you are obedient, that spiritual death will pass over you, for “Christ our passover is sacrificed for us,” the revelation teaches (1 Cor. It’s nice to know that between the extremes of eating-as-duty and eating-as-self-indulgence lies the Lord’s view—that eating is a pleasant necessity and an occasion for joy and thanksgiving. However, it’s exciting to learn how continuing scientific discoveries verify the wisdom of the commandment, a commandment given when knowledge of nutrition was practically nonexistent. One way to find a better path to fitness and health is to rely on sound advice that has survived the test of time. I really enjoy Doctrine and Covenants 59:16–20, [D&C 59:16–20] especially verses 18 and 19, where the Lord emphasizes: “Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; “Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.”.

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